The Sony Xperia Z doesn’t feature a physical camera button, and now black97one from the XDA developers has created a clever mode that lets you use the volume down button on your handset as a camera button, have a look at the video of it in action below.
We have been hearing a number of rumors about the new Sony Xperia Z Ultra over the last few weeks, and now some screenshots have been leaked which confirm the specifications on the handset.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra will come with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with a clock speed of 2.2GHz, the handset will also feature an Adreno 330 GPU.
Samsung are holding a press event in London later today, they will announce some new Samsung Galaxy devices and some new Samsung ATIV devices, one device we are hoping that will be announced is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
There have been conflicting reports on whether the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be announced today, there are rumors that we may have to wait until IFA in September to see the device, although more evidence of the handsets existence has been revealed over the last few weeks, which could point to an announcement of the Galaxy Note 3 today.
There have been rumors that Samsung would launch the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 with US mobile carrier AT&T, the handset will apparently come with LTE and now the device has turned up at the FCC.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is powered by a dual core 1.7GHz processor and also feature 1.5GB of RAM, the device also features a microSD card slot which is capable of taking up to 64GB cards. It also features a 6.3 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, plus Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Details have been leaked of a new Optimus smartphone from LG, the handset comes with the LG D500 codename at the moment, but will use the LG Optimus branding when it is released.
According to a recent report, the LG D500 will feature a qHD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and will come with LTE support, the handset will also feature a 3 megapixel camera.
Boost mobile has announced that the LG Optimus F7 will be available on their network from the 27th of June. The LG Optimus F7 will retail for $299.99 plus taxes, this price is without the need for a lengthy contract.
The LG Optimus F7 features Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and a dual core 1.5GHz processor, plus 4.7 inch True HD IPS display, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot that can take up to 32GB microSD cards.
Earlier in the week we heard that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom would retail for 499 Euros in Europe. The device has now been listed on UK retailer Hantec with a price tag of £467.99 including taxes.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, the device features a 1.5GHz processor and Samsung says that there will be different versions of the processor in different countries.
LG has announced that their flexible OLED display will go into mass production in the fourth quarter of 2013, and the company says that they will make around 12,000 sheets of the flexible OLED each month.
What is even more interesting is that the first device that will use the new flexible OLED from LG will be an LG produced smartphone, although not details on the device have been released as yet.
On Tuesday Huawei announced their new flagship Android smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P6, and now we have some information on the Huawei Ascend P6 price in Europe.
The Huawei Ascend P6 will go on sale in Europe for 449 Euros, Huawei have also said that they are expecting to sell 10 million units of the smartphone before the end of the year.
Yesterday HTC announced their new HTC Butterfly S smartphone, and now there is a promo video of their latest Android smartphone which details some of the features on the handset.
The HTC Butterfly S features a 5 inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, processing comes in the form of a quad core 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
We’ve already had some Nokia EOS leaks and now another piece of the puzzle is falling into place. A white polycarbonate version of the upcoming Nokia camera superphone has surfaced. Aside from the color, it looks just like the other versions, with a large circular cutout for the large camera.
In preparation for the roll out of Ubuntu mobile operating system smartphones which are expected to launch shortly. Canonical has this week announced the launch of a new Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group and the first 8 Telecom partners that will be helping launch the new Ubuntu Touch Mobile OS.
The Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group (CAG) first members include Deutsche Telekom, Everything Everywhere, Korea Telecom, Telecom Italia, LG UPlus, Portugal Telecom, and SK Telecom together with an unnamed Spanish Telecom company.